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Jul 3, 2011 10:00am EDT
in income levels, especially with asia's growth. the world's becoming more populous; reaching 7 billion in2011 and a little more than a decade later we'll reach 8 billion, according to the un medium forecast now it could be more than 10 billion by the end of this century. all of this means this challengeis becoming more and more serious; while there still is some productivity growth, it's much slower than it was in the past. the big gains of the green revolution have already been achieved, the ecological cost of the first green revolution are becoming greater and greater. for instance the drop in water tables in places like northern china and in india where bore wells were used to irrigate greenrevolution crops. so we need a second green revolution; one that is also ecologically green as wellas yield green. >>reporter: how do you see the importance of investment into agriculture more? how can we do that down the road? >>we have a huge unmet challenge; we have to invest more in agriculture to get more per unit land area of using existing technologies better and we have to invest more in res
Jul 2, 2011 6:00am PDT
teacher is from. yes. >> yes. >> well there are similarities all of southeast asia. we performed in bali with a group. it's a story from the [inaudible] and so the indian epiics actually the indian epiics for very common in cambodia and bali and thailand and there is a different aesthetic. all southeast asia and asia there are a lot of similarities. >> he is a male entity. he is not -- are you referring to the story? >> it's interesting you should say that. a unique indian concept is one of half male, half female. and that is -- unlike some dances the solo dancer portrays all of the parts in the story. you can portray a feminine aspect and then masculine aspect with the bow and arrow. the male has to portray feminine and the female has to portray masculine. there is a very fierce dance and a soft sort of dance and every dancer has to learn all those aspects. it's very, you know, my teacher i call him a guru in this art form you have to study very, very hard. you have to learn about all the cultural aspects. he says it's liberating because he enjoys and has to learn to bring up the femi
Jul 11, 2011 6:30pm PDT
elsewhere in asia are under discussion. >>i think china's food security depends on our own efforts and there are some chinese food companies; but after all, we have over 2 trillion dollars in foreign exchange reserves. now, we're in a situation where we have capital for investing overseas. >>reporter as china reformed and opened-up, it changed the world of manufacturing. now, a more prosperous chinais changing the dynamics and economics of food supplies - at home and abroad. >>reporter: last week we also spoke to jeffrey sachs, director of the earth institute about that growing global problem of food security and rising prices. professor sachs was also director of the un millennium project so when eckart sager sat down with him at the world economic forum on east asia,he took the opportunity to get his take whether the region was attaining the millennium developmentgoals. >>asia's on track for reducing income poverty, in fact it's the champion of getting income poverty down. but when it comes to the health outcomes, to under nutrition, and to sanitation and other aspects of the env
Jul 21, 2011 11:00pm PDT
were underweighted in asia, as yo mentioned at the outset. we did not think we had the kind of presence in asia, the attention to asia given the economic dynamism and the importance of it to our country. we felt we needed a more targeted and intensified counterterrorism strategy and we went about doing that and the result has been we have really degraded al qaeda. we judged at the end of twhaen al qaeda was in the worst shaped the been in since 2001. we believe we've taken out half the 30 top leaders in al qaeda. and, of course, our action against bin lan was really a stragic blow. and there are other a number of other places we wanted to acknowledge, including nonproliferation, the president's prague speh. those were the key lines of work th we undertook to build the platform on which we believe that we can restore ameri's credibility. and i think we've done that. >> rose: that's my question, how much have you achieved and what would you point to as an indication of success on any of those points >> if you look at it in terms of the rebalancing and achievement of our goals here, we're
Jul 12, 2011 6:00pm PDT
from hong kong by our next guest. thank you so much for joining us. how does asia compared to the uk? >> asia is not immune from desperate in the work you have rambunctious media, hong kong is a particular example of that, they have their own stories as well. >> what role do it was polite in how the media response? >> you have to look at this example. let's look at hong kong. over the last 15 years, they had a very wild media. they have more than a dozen newspapers. you'll see a similar trajectory of media access, a couple of reaction, and government response. about 15 years ago, hong kong had a huge scandal in which there was a story about a woman who committed suicide by jumping out of a window and taking her young children with her. a few days later, at a very popular newspapers splashed photographs across the page of the way were supposedly not grieving. it turned out that the photographs were staged. there was a huge outcry. the commission recommended very harsh media laws. the media responded by -- >> what time prevents these councils from happening again? >> the media can do s
Jul 19, 2011 12:30am PDT
in the world. it is no surprise that china, the philippines, and asia all have conflicting territorial claims. there is a meeting in bali to see if they we can be found to resolve this dispute. i asked how confident the work that there could be agreement on the code of conduct in the south china sea. >> there is an urgency in southeast asia and china that we will have to send a positive signal to the world that china and asia can manage effectively the differences between some of our member states and china. >> while china has agreed with vietnam to try to reach a meaningful solution to these issues, it has been very consistent in its belief that these areas belong to it. how do you plan to persuade all parties to agree to a code of conduct when these issues have not been settled? >> in the final analysis, the claimants will have to settle the differences between themselves. our member states -- the philippines, vietnam, and galatia have complained about some part of the south china sea. we are offering what we call a forum, a process, an opportunity also rides -- for all sides to come to an
Jul 3, 2011 7:00am PDT
asia but also focused on affiliates around the world, number one. number two, we have the capability to continue this. without commenting on the story that you have outlined here, i have every confidence we can continue this, that we will continue this effort at a pace in an intensity that will allow to us put al qaeda -- continue to put al qaeda on the road to defeat with respect to the pakistanis. the pakistanis, fareed, and the united states have a complicated relationship, as you know. there will be frustrations and disagreements. we remained engaged with the pakistanis for a number of very important reasons related to our national security and ultimately their security. they are very important counterterrorism partners for the united states. the pakistanis have lost thousands of military and civilians to the hands of extremi extremists. more extremists groups and individuals have been attacked and taken down in pakistan than any place else in the world. they are very important partners of ours. we will have frustrations and indeed we've obviously had an important set of conversa
Jul 12, 2011 4:00am EDT
. >>> markets in europe are deep in the red on heels of steep markets across asia. how are things moving where you are? >> down, a third session of losses and quite heavy ones. let's check in with the markets. really quite heavy, off by more than 2%, comfortably more than 2%, and with the paris and zurich off by 2.1%, zurich off by more than 2.1% and the same theme as we saw in monday's session which is the banks very heavily being sold at the moment heavily, there is clearing great deal of worry about the contagion spreading to italy about this moving into a generalized crisis with a lot of banks really coming under pressure with non-performing government bonds on their books, and just one other theme, thomas cook is down on a profit warning, but really the whole worry about italy's finances very much putting all of that in state and look at that on the milan stock exchange we're looking at a punishing session off by 4.25%. let's move on to the currency markets not surprisingly we're seeing continuing pressure on the euro, the dollar being bought very much as the safe haven currency so 1.3850
Jul 28, 2011 1:00am PDT
. that's hanging over everyone's head. in asia pacific we've seen steeper declines than we saw yesterday. ramy inocencio has been coming an eye on all of this this week. >> the nikkei closed down 1.5% today, auto exporters and financials are what we're talking about, honda and mitsubishi, those led today's slide. advantus fell by nearly 7%, the world's biggest maker of memory chip testers. its operating profit fell by more than 50% from last year. over here in hong kong, the hang seng closed about flat. it was a similar picture to that on the nikkei. the financials fell, led by hsbc, as well as industrial and commercial bank of chin fla, losing between one-third and 1.25%. on the mainland, financials dragged things down there, too. beijing has ordered new restrictions on loans, particularly in the real estate sector and, of course, that didn't brighten the future over there. in the meantime, i want to bring you over to south korea and the seoul kospi. insurance companies are falling between 2% and 2.5% because of the torrential rains slamming the country today. and down under, the asx 20
Jul 1, 2011 9:00am EDT
over as number one but do you accept that china becomes the hegemonic power in asia? >> rose: we continue with the question of whether environmental issues are national security issue >> rose: welcome to our program, we begin this eveng wit timothy garton ash, a histoan who talkabouthe global economy and the political winds that are blowing. >> there was a pew pole which asked exactly that question, will china become number one and from memory i think something like one-third of the americans asked said yes it will. so the perception is out there. but what i think is more likely to happen is that in asia chi seek it is hegemonic role and therefore i think the challenge to the united states will not be duly accepted that china takes over as number one but do you accept that china becomes the hegemonic power in asia? >> rose: we continue with the question of whether environmental issues are national security issues with two members of conservation international, they e roger altman and peter seligmann. >> we believe in proof of concept. we believe that it's... you need to work in i
Jul 11, 2011 4:00am EDT
a great start to the week so far because in asia it's been a down week start. we've seen a hefty selloff. that's on the back of the dismal jobs rofrmt and yet another inflation rise in china. despite beijing's continued efforts to cool down price rises, especially food prices, china soared, so banking stocks slid across the region on worries about debt and also the european debt crisis, how that could spread to italy. in japan, a strengthening yen. you just saw the dollar yen skpancht it hurt exporters and automakers lost ground there. meanwhile in sydney, the investors absorbed a carbon tax plan. we'll have more on that in a few minutes. also the cam bonian stock exchange, this is interesting news, they have launched their operation this week, preparing for its official opening in december. meanwhile nestle of switzerland is preparing to sweeten its situation by acquiring a chinese company that makes baked goods and a popular cereal bar. it's worth $1.47 before. if approved the brothers will retain the remaining 47% of the company. >>> let's take a look at the futures in the u.s. the ma
Jul 6, 2011 7:00pm PDT
will be the second country in asia after japan to host both summer and winter games. >> pyeongchang. [ cheers ] >> celebrations broke out in pyeongchang early on thursday morning as soon as the announcement was made. >> translator: when i heard the result, i almost burst with joy. >> translator: it's fantastic. i'm really delighted. >> an ioc survey shows that the bid was backed by 92% of pyeongchang residents and 87% of the overall south korean population. the figures were much higher than public support in the other candidate cities. congratulations to south korea there. lots of excitement. all right. ai uchida joins us with the latest business news. ai, it's been a few days since the new imf chief was selected. >> that's right, catherine, and she actually just held her first news conference. the new head of the international monetary fund has pledged to address greece's fiscal crisis and other pending global issues promptly. imf managing director christine leguard held her first news conference since her inauguration at the imf headquarters in washington on wednesday. lagarde cited debt cr
Jul 18, 2011 6:30pm PDT
asia this summer; in astana, the capital of kazakhstan, current chair of the organisationon the islamic conference and an economy of growing global importance. >>today we witness a seismic shift in the demographics of global economics. a resurrection not only of increased trade connection between different regions such as southeast asia, the middle east, africa and central asia, but a coming together of its peoples and with it a greater understanding of cultures and various traditions. >>reporter: aside from the usual round of discussion on the halal industry and islamic banking, there was a sense delegates wanted to tackle deeper issues in the muslim world, most notably its underperformance economically, along with unemployment and poverty, highlighted in a keynote address at theforum. >>gdp growth for muslim countries as a whole was only 2.1% in 2009 - a relatively low growth rate that is further compounded by unequal development and inequitable distribution of wealth and income within the muslim countries themselves. >>reporter: the muslim world accounts for a fifth of the world's po
Jul 20, 2011 7:00pm PDT
of the to stories gathered by other reporters around asia. >>> the 25th nuclear plant in in the state, the 700 megawatt plant, is indigenous heavy water technology and experted to start general power by 2016. by 2017 india hopes to generate 10,000 megawatts of electricity from its nuclear plants. seven of which are under construction. mean while, organizations raised concern about the safety and security of nuclear plants and the black drop of the fukushima daiichi nuclear crisis. tradesing on its border is expected to increase by 30% compared to last year. recently lifting a ban on 15 items including food products, a senior thai customs official said on wednesday the valley of goods trade et at the post could increase by millions of dollars as result. previously banned items such as instant noodles, fresh fruit, liquor, canned goods and cigarettes are very popular in the neighboring countries. >>> world famous basketball star yam ming announced his retirement. he fractured his foot last year. with 2.9 meter star plays for agts seasons in the national basketball association and became china's
Jul 15, 2011 1:30am PDT
asia and all over the pacific rim. in the last 11 years it's been a prize we read so many books that have come from voices of new writers. i'm always amazed and they are writing different storers i wrote when i started. all the people have come through now. if you look at the list of indian and japanese authors and chinese authors it's now we are very much diverse. i think for a long time we weren't. i thank you for that question. if i keep going i will never get another question. [laughter]. >> thank you for samurai's garden. i read it had it first came out and it's wonderful to be rereminded. >> thank you. and thank you for coming. you know jump off, i was samurai's garden, i said it was an energizer bunny. danville shoes samurai's garden the end of last year. they had the danville theatre which is a nice theatre and they were doing roamioand juliette and there was me in the middle of a balcony. it was a nice audience when i walked in my brain was exat that timic, look at the people here. it's almost as good as last years. i said who did you choose last year. and the year be
Jul 5, 2011 7:00am EDT
negotiate together. >> a quick look of the market, starting in asia. markets in asia stalled on tuesday after the comments were brought to you yesterday about greece -- standard and poor's, underlying that greece with its mountain of debt and may not be able to avoid defaulting. oil falling below $95 a barrel and the dollar rose against the yen. this is what the european markets are doing as we speak. even though there is a little bit of breathing time for greece and the whole eurozone that prices it still is in focus. >> speak to you again and a half hour. the japanese government has suffered a further setback with the resignation of the minister for reconstruction just a week after he took the job. he was criticized for offending victims of the march earthquake and tsunami during a visit to the worst affected area and the northeast. he said communities would receive no help unless they came up with ideas themselves. among those affected by the earthquake and tsunami, people forced to leave their homes in the immediate this book -- vicinity of the fukushima nuclear plant. they still ha
Jul 3, 2011 10:00am PDT
. these efforts are focused on al qaeda central in south asia and affiliates around the world. number two. we have the capability to continue to do this. and without commenting on the story you have outlined here, i have every confidence we can and will continue this effort at a pace and intensity that will allow us to put al qaeda on the road to defeat with respect -- with respect to the pakistanis, there is a complicated relationship and there are frustrations and disagreements. we remain engaged with the pakistanis for a number of important reasons related to our national security and i think their ultimate security. they are an important counterterrorism partner for the united states. the pakistanis have lost thousands of military and civilians to the hands of extremists. more extremists groups and individuals have been attacked and taken down in pakistan than any place else in the world. they are important partners of ours. we will have frustrations and indeed we have had an important, difficult set of conversation with the pack stannies since the raid on the osama bin laden compound. but we
Jul 24, 2011 4:00pm PDT
markets open in asia from the top public negotiator speaker john boehner. geithner and boehner on fox news sunday. what happens if there is no deal? will there be a market melt down. we'll ask the sunday panel about the political and policy realities. all right now on fox news sunday. hello again from fox news in washington. it is nine days and counting until the u.s. hits the debt limitt. can the nation's leaders come up with a last ditch plan to raise the debt ceiling. we'll talk to john boehner in a moment. treasury geithner, welcome to fox news sunday. >> good to see you, chris. >> chris: congressional republicans are working on a two-stage man to cut spending right away and raise the debt ceiling next year and then a mechanism for more cuts if approved the debt ceiling would be raised in, will the president pass that into law? >> we have to lift the default from the economy. for the next 18 months. we have to take that threat off of the table through the election. but we also want to try to make sure we come together and make tough choices and lock in long-term savings. we need to do
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